Getting Started

Getting Started

Learn how to get started with your new device.


1. Bring your iPhone near your Apple Watch, then from the iPhone select Continue.

Note: The eSIM comes pre-installed and can not be removed. Before setting up your device, make sure you have completed the online activation process. Please see Activate phone, SIM card, or other device for more information.

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2. Select Set Up for Myself to set up the device for yourself. Select Set Up for a Family Member to set up for a family member.

Note: Family Setup in watchOS 7 or later lets family members who don't have their own iPhone enjoy the features and benefits of an Apple Watch. Please visit Apple's support site for more information: Set up an Apple Watch for a family member.

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3. To pair the watch, hold the Apple Watch up to the iPhone camera and align it with the viewfinder below. Select Pair Apple Watch Manually to pair the watch manually.

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4. Select Restore from Backup and follow the prompts to copy your content or select Set Up as New Apple Watch to continue without copying from an old device.

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5. Select the desired Wrist Preference (Left or Right), then select Continue.

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6. Review the Terms and Conditions prompt, then select Agree.

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7. Review the Activation Lock prompt. Enter your Apple ID and Password, then select Next. To continue signing into your Apple ID, select Enter Password to enter your password, then select Sign In. If you have forgotten your password, select Forgot your password? To continue without connecting your Apple ID, select Skip This Step.

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8. To create an Apple Watch Passcode, select Create a Passcode then follow the prompts. To create a passcode longer than 4 digits, select Add a Long Passcode then follow the prompts. Select Don't Add Passcode to set up without a passcode. 

Note: If you select Don't Add Passcode, you will be prompted to select Don't Use Passcode again to confirm. 

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9. Review the Bold Text & Size prompt. Adjust the Text settings as desired, then select the desired option.

10. Review the Shared Settings prompt, then select OK.

11. Review the Personalize Fitness and Health prompt. Adjust the health data as desired, then select Continue

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12. Review the Get Notifications About Your Health prompt, then select Continue.

13. Review the Safety prompt, then select Continue.

14. If you would like to set up cellular service, select Set Up Cellular. To continue without setting up cellular service, select Not Now.

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15. Review the App View prompt. Select the desired app view, then select Continue.

16. The Apple Watch and iPhone will take a few moments to sync.

17. Select OK when finished. Your Apple Watch is now ready to use.

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